29 Pol’and’Rock

Line-Up 29th PolandRock Festival

We present the line-up of the most beautiful festival in the world.

Main Stage:

Apollo 440

UK - elektro-rock, big beat, techno.

Carpenter Brut

Metal Rock

Lady Pank

Poland - Rock

Rise Of The Northstar

Francja - Hardcore, Hip-Hop

While She Sleeps

UK - MetalCore


USA - Hardcore


USA - Hardcore


Poland - POP, rock

Royal Republic

Sweden - Rock'n'Roll


Poland - Rock



Get The Shot

Kanada - Hardcore


Ukraina - Folk

Spin Doctors

USA - Rock

Steve 'n' Seagulls

Finlandia - bluegrass

Bullet for My Valentine

UK - metalcore


Sweden - ska, reggae, po hip-hop, funk

Napalm Death

UK - Heavy Metal

The Rumjacks

Australia - Punk Rock

Small Stage

On the small stage they will play: Booze & Glory, Golden Life, Marek Dyjak, Proletaryat, Saint City Orchestra, The Scratch, Zacier.


Off-Festival 2023 – Who`ll show up?

Line-Up OFF-Festival 2023

Friday – August 4

Main Stage – Perlage:

Pusha T (USA) – RAP.
OFF! (USA) – Hardcore from LA.
Kokoroko (UK) Afrobeat, smooth jazz.
Rat Kru
(PL) Dance

Forest Scene:

Dréya Mac  (UK) – RAP.
Melody’s Echo Chamber (Francja) – Dream POP, Psychodelic Rock, Space Rock.
JORDAN (UK) – Elektro, Hip-Hop
Wojtek Mazolewski YUGEN 2 (PL) – Jazz
Biały Falochron (PL) – PostPunk, Hip-Hop, Elektro

Experimental Scene:

Gilla Band (Irlandia) – Post Punk, Indie Rock.
Special Interest (USA) – Punk, Industrial.
Big Joanie (UK) – Post Punk, Punk Rock.
Butch Kassidy (UK) -Noise’owo-progresywna petarda!
Hubert (PL) – Rap

T Tent:

Homixide Gang (USA) – Trap
Underscores (USA) – Elektronika, Dubstep
GONE (France) – Techno
Yann (PL) – RAP
Koń (PL) – Techno

Saturday, August 5

Main Stage – Perlage:

Slowdive (UK) – Rock Alternatywny.
Spiritualized (UK) – Garage Rock, Space Rock.
Nation of Language (USA) – Indie POP, Post Punk.
Belmondawg/EXPO 2000 (Polska) – RAP.
Sad Smiles (PL) – IndieRock
Izzy and the Black Trees – PostPunk

Forest Stage:

Balming Tiger (Corea) – K-POP.
Ela Minus (Columbia) – Electronic, Dance POP.
Gurriers (Ireland) – Alternative rock, Post Punk.
Udary grają “Is This It” (PL)
We watch clouds
(PL) – Trush

Experimental Scene:

The Staples Jr. Singers (USA) – Gospel.
Jockstrap (UK) – Art POP.
Son Rompe Pera (Mexico) – Mexican marimba music, Rock.
Soyuz (Białoruś) – Pop, Jazz
Polski Piach (Polska) – Blues, Rock

T Tent:

Mandy, Indiana(UK) – Industrial, Noise rock, Underground techno
Haru Nemuri(Japan) – J-pop, Rap, Post-hardcore, Art rock, Elektronika
Kampire / Nyege Nyege (Uganda) – Muzyka Świata
Tropical Soldiers in Paradise (PL) – Jazz, Hip-Hop, Dub

Sunday – August 6

Main Stage – Perlage:

King Krule (UK) – Indie Rock, Fusion Jazz, Post Punk
Confidence Man (Australia) – Electropop.
Hania Rani (PL) – Jazz, Alternatywa
Węże  (PL) – Hadrcore

Forest Scene:

Panda Bear & Sonic Boom (UK/USA) – Experimental.
Tamino (Belgium) – Indie Rock.
Calibro 35 (Italy) – Funk, Hip-hop.
Mind Enterprises (Italy)  – Dance, Electronic
Nene Heroine (PL) – Jazz, Rock

Experimental Scene:

EKKSTACY (Canada) – Post Punk, Indie Rock.
Joe Unknown (UK) – Alternatywa, Indie Rock.
Gaye Su Akyol (Türkiye) – Rock Turc
Lancey Foux (UK) – Rap
MOP (PL) – Alternative Pop, Electronics

T Tent:

Desire (Canada) – Synth-pop
Trupa Trupa (PL) – Rock, Indie rock, Rock psycho
Vlure (UK) – Post-punk
Obongjayar (Nigeria, UK) – Hip-hop, Rap
Furda (PL)
Ugory (PL) – Metal

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Premiere of the first single of Heima’s band

Heima’s first single

The first Heima`s single “Wszystkie najgorsze slowa” will be released on May 10, which is promoting their second album.

Heima – who are they?

Heima is a band from Łódź operating since 2017. Olga Stolarek’s deep vocals and intriguing musical layer are the hallmarks of this line-up. At the beginning of 2022, together with the Agora Muzyka publishing house, they released their debut album entitled “W domu”. On this well-received album, they presented alternative, melancholy compositions with original Polish texts about the reality that surrounds us. They are currently working on their second album, on which they want to combine the melancholy and calm sounds accompanying them from the beginning with post-punk and rock elements. An announcement of what’s coming is the single „Wszystkie najgorsze słowa”. The band performed, among others, at Męskie Granie, Stay Wild and Soundedit Festival. They supported the biggest stars of the Polish music scene: Kwiat Jabłoni, Artur Rojek, Happysad and Lady Pank. In 2020 they became the winners of the Soundedit Spotlight award, and in 2021 they were finalists of Jarocin Rytmy Młodych. In the “Sanki 2022” plebiscite of Gazeta Wyborcza, in which the most interesting new faces of the Polish music scene were selected, they took 2nd place.

The first single

„Wszystkie najgorsze słowa” is the first song by Heim’s band, released after last year’s very successful phonographic debut. So can we call this song the first single announcing the next release of the band? Probably yes! „Wszystkie najgorsze słowa” is a completely new version of Heima, a different energy load. These alternative-post-punk sounds will pierce you from head to toe and won`t leave your head. All this, as usual, with an original text, with which (unfortunately) many of you will be able to identify. Why? Listen for yourself. The song is accompanied by a beautiful music video created by the film group TOSIESAMOROBI.


Wywiad z Oysterboy

Interview with Piotr Kołodyński (Oysterboy)

The post-pandemic return of OFF-Festival after two years was accompanied by a greater emphasis on indigenous Polish artists – from debutants to artists with experience on large festivals’ stages. Among the latter of those was Piotr Kołodyński’s solo act Oysterboy. The artist performed on the first day of the festival with his dedicated band (Artur Chołoniewski, Sebastian Polus, Antoni Zajączkowski). Despite the concert unfortunately coinciding with the most hellish weather conditions of that day and a few minor resulting problems (human- and equipment-caused), the band managed to give us a highly-rated performance demonstrating their craft, as well as numerous reasons to keep an eye on Oysterboy’s future – including announcement of his first album, coming soon.

Below is the edit and translation of the interview that Piotr Kołodyński gave FunInPoland’s representatives after the concert:


Weather vs Artist: 3-0?

At first we were actually happy with this weather. The kind of music we play feels like of a chilled-out and calm variety when played as recordings, but when we perform it live, we sometimes go all-out with guitars and drums. Such a way of spending our energy is quite a fitness routine. But with 50 degrees of Celsius inside the tent, we ended up completely drenched in sweat. It’s difficult to sing in these conditions, but on the other hand it’s actually satisfying to put in such an effort – like after a soccer game or triathlon.

Have you ever played in such conditions?

This was my debut on such a big stage inside an enormous tent – on such a major festival at that. This was quite a high bar to jump, to continue with sports analogies. As a minor sidenote – actually I am not a soccer fan.

Oysterboy is quite an unusual name for your music act. How did you come up with it?

Back when I studied in London, I used to carry a subway ticket card called Oyster Card. When visiting the city a few years later, I went to Tate Modern art gallery and bought a random book from a souvenir shop. It was a book about works of Tim Burton, who I knew little about past the common knowledge like him directing Batman movies from three decades ago. When I opened it, the first words my eyes landed on were Oyster Boy. At that time, I was already planning to found my solo music project. When I read that name, it instantly clicked in my head – this is the perfect name for me. Many people have told me that my eyes are like bivalves – like seashells with pearls in the middle. An oyster can be ugly on the outside, but beautiful on the inside. I empathize myself with this a bit – I also like to retreat into my shell from time to time. And the aforementioned London Oyster card, what with London being one of the cities I feel particularly associated with, possibly the most. So I simply decided that from then onward I am Oysterboy.

Until recently you were known mostly as the lead vocalist of Polish rock band Terrific Sunday, but now there’s Oysterboy, which is a primarily pop project. What led to your decision to take this direction solo?

I would emphasize that this is indie pop – there is a lot of independence in this sound. Furthermore, on stage we tend to lean towards rock music to spice our performances up. There’s definitely a lot of Terrific Sunday’s influence in this project – I write and sing the lyrics in both, after all. As Oysterboy I am also assisted by Terrific Sunday’s drummer Artur Chołoniewski. But I still went in this direction because I wanted to finally express myself through the softer music, of the kind that is currently on the rise in the West. This is a kind of bedroom pop – one a producer or musician can create in his own bedroom, still in pyjamas. It is also partially based on dreampop, of style similar to Slowdive or DIIV, the latter of whom is actually about to play today.

We took a partiular note of a specific change – as vocalist and lyrics writer of Terrific Sunday you were singing mostly in English, but your Oysterboy songs have – so far – all been sung in Polish.

Indeed. To give you a backstory, I did want to start this project with English songs, but when I consulted this with a few people, line of reasoning was basically: „Look, where do you want to create and promote your music?” – „In Poland, of course.” – „Then sing it in Polish.”. So I said okay, this would actually be challenging for me, and I ended up writing Polish songs only. But I cannot rule out releasing something sung in English in the future. Even now, whenever I post a guitar on social media, people from all over the world ask in comments when am I releasing this. And I’d feel a bit stupid answering that soon, but in Polish only. So I think that in the future I will end up making a few English compositions. In fact, whenever I make demos of Polish songs, they always start with English lyrics that are then translated into Polish.

In reference to this, can our international readers expect your concerts outside Poland in the future?

I really wish, but that would require Polish language to gain a foothold in international music scene, like Ukrainian and Russian did. For example tomorrow Molchat Doma from Belarus are going to play here on OFF. In the past they had a gig in Poznań – I was helping with promoting it and we ended up gathering an audience of a few dozen. It’s amazing that they managed to jump all the way to playing on festivals of OFF’s caliber. This is a kind of music that’s very close to my heart and has a lot in common with what I’m doing as Oysterboy. This shows that this approach to music has spread all over the world. Even though their language – unlike English – seems to disfavor singing at first glance, they’ve managed to succeed internationally. Who knows, perhaps Polish language will join this league some day. If this were to happen, I’m immediately doing a tour across Europe and USA.

How do we promote it? With our famous tongue-twister “Chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie w Szczebrzeszynie”?

Even I have a hard time saying that one. (laugh) But my lyrics in Oysterboy are sufficiently soft that I believe even someone non-Polish might be able to sing it. At least to some degree. I don’t know if an average German could sing „miłość chcę, miłość chcę”. But I have my hopes.

When recording your Youtube music videos you’re using cameras from the 60s, reflecting the cinematographic aesthetics of that time. What convinced you to do this?

I really like the 60s overall. The Beatles are one of my all-time favorites, and they had a lot of stuff recorded with 8mm and 16mm cameras. There’s also something about analog movies that we no longer have in our smartphone and digital camera-recorded movies. That’s a completely different vibe – the imperfections, casettes with only 3 minute total length, the uncertainty how the recording will turn out before it’s processed, the relief and joy when it turns out everything went fine. That’s the essence of this vibe and a superb fit with my project, as the latter is also done in partially analog way, with a large dose of nostalgy and longing for the past.

What do you think are the odds that this vibe will become the mainstream of Polish music scene?

I think this is already becoming mainstream. For example we have artists such as Michał Anioł, who hails from total mainstream, yet features some neat guitars in addition to a nostalgic, melancholic playing style similar to Mac DeMarco. On the other hand we have Kacperczyk brothers with origins in trap – a genre that retained high popularity in Poland for a long time – that also use live instruments, guitars and percussion. It’s great that this is making a comeback, that this isn’t all about computers and production from samples anymore – that people play their music live. It’s a sign that this is making a comeback in Poland, and I believe it will enter the mainstream. This has been going on in the West for a decade. Maybe Poland is now going through the same thing – I would be very happy if this turns out to be the case.

What music do you listen to nowadays? Does it have an impact on your own compositions?

These days I’ve been passionately enjoying DIIV and it 100% has an impact. They are my #1 inspiration now. They’re soon starting their concert on the main stage and I’m running to the first row to sing and scream along to them. There’s also Beach Fossils, who are also friends with DIIV, as well as Wild Nothing – so projects in mostly indie pop style, just like me. But this differs among the artists – for example I heard that DIIV enjoy heavy hip hop despite making dreampop/shoegaze music. So there’s no rule that you need to create the kind of music you enjoy casually, though this is the case with me. I frequently return to The Beatles and other classics, but also enjoy some indie rock stars and harder sounds – Foals, for example. On occasions I may also enjoy a song by Rihanna, Rosalie or Beyonce – though I’m not a fan of Beyonce’s newer releases.

Your recent single „Mediolan” made together with Niemoc band is your first collaboration as Oysterboy. What was your experience with this teamup?

In the past Terrific Sunday did very few collaborations. One time we played with Mela Koteluk (Polish pop singer) on Fryderyk festival, which was an incredible experience. But I think that this will be a much more frequent occurrence as Oysterboy. Anytime an artist asks for a collaboration and I have time for it, I will simply answer “yes”. Collaboration is a great adventure that allows us to completely leave the bounds of what we usually do and take on a different role in a band. For example Niemoc did music that captivated me right off the bat and I thought „this is it”. I immediately proceeded to record some improvised lyrics while still in my pyjamas, most of which ended up in the final product. I got so hooked that I would absolutely love to have more collaborations like this.

Who would you like to collaborate with, for example?

Molchat Doma and DIIV are my dreams, but truthfully I would settle for any producer I respect. But I would even agree for any unknown producer, artist or musician if only he/she sends me some material and can feel a quality vibe.

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Siesta 2021

Gdańsk Lotos Siesta Festival 2021

“We simply deserved this concert and festival” – with these words (paraphrasing the former Polish prime minister) the lead organizer Marcin Kydryński opened the next edition of Siesta Festival.

Lucia de Carvalho

This was the second time Siesta was kickstarted in Stary Maneż music club. It opened with a wonderful concert by Lucia de Carvalho.

This artist, hailing from Angola, delighted the Gdańsk audience from the very first sounds. Her music is the essence of what can be described as the Music of the World. An amazing mix of African and Brazilian rhythms with European sounds of guitar and cello, all served in a very joyful and energetic way.

Elida Almeida

This was Elida’s third performance as part of Siesta Festival in Gdańsk. Her two Saturday concerts also served as showcase of songs from her new album “Gerasonobu“.
While it might merely be our personal judgement, biased by her charming expression, joy and energy wired into her very genes, but it is difficult for us to imagine how anyone could pass by such a performance without batting an eye.
Her concets in Gdańsk Philharmonic were full of joy of life, energy, dancing and musical perfrection, all sealed by the phenomenal performance of her bandmates. This girl not only has an incredible vocal talent, but can sell it without a slightest hint of insecurity.

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BeerWeek Festival 2021

BeerWeek Festival 2021

On the last weekend of August in Kraków took place the 6th edition of BeerWeek Festival.

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After an over year long break caused by the pandemic, the stadium of Cracovia football club has once again hosted the meeting of craft beer brewers from all over the Poland with their fans from Kraków and the neighboring areas. Despite a rather uncomfortable weather, the organizers couldn’t complain about the attendance. This proves the significance of this event in the event calendar of Lesser Poland voivodeship.

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We saw a lot of debuting craft brewers that had just debuted on the market, in addition to the big names such as “Trzech Kumpli” and “Pinty”. Browar Tarnobrzeg and “Lobster” from Wrocław prepared an especially interesting and delicious offer.

As per tradition, there was no shortage of lectures and meetings with bloggers, journalists and brewers, the last of which had plenty of experiences to share.

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Perspektywy — 9 Hills Festival 2021

Perspektywy — 9 Hills Festival​

“Perspectives” 9 Hills is a relatively young festival on Poland’s cultural map. Adding that to the fact that this event takes place in a relatively small (yet no less charming!) town might make one jump to a completely incorrect conclusion that it’s worth no attention.


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Yellow Umbrella

Interview with Yellow Umbrela

During this edition of Ostroda Reggae Festival (9-11 July 2011) a FunInPoland representative interviewed Jens Strohschnieder (vocal, keyboard) and Thomas Hellmich (trombone) from Yellow Umbrella – reggae/ska veterans from Dresden (east Germany). Here is an edited version of the conversation.

How do you feel after the concert?

Thomas. I always feel good after concerts because of all the adrenaline.

Jens. Before the concert we were feeling pretty nervous because Ostroda is a big festival. We haven’t been playing here for fifteen years. But we had a good welcome and we enjoyed the show, dancing, singing and laughing.

Do you remember anything from fifteen years ago when you were here?

Jens. It’s actually easy to remember because it’s a long trip from Germany to northeastern Poland. I remember the distinctive location near old military barracks. We were friends with a lot of Polish bands and musicians such as Paprika Korps and Vavamuffin. We’re like one big family.

How many concerts have you given so far this year?

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Thomas. It is only our fifth concert this year – we had two in Germany last month and Ostroda finished our tour in Poland consisting of three concerts.

Our festivals in Poland have been through tough times recently due to coronavirus. How were things in Germany?

Thomas. In Germany we had rules about safety in concerts. For example, people were not allowed to dance, they had to sit. Now the rules are more lax, like here in Ostroda. On some concerts you have to bring proof of being tested for coronavirus. Furthermore, there are almost no international bands on tour in Germany these days.

Jens. We were thinking about doing concerts about listening to music, but our music is for dancing, so we are happy that people are allowed to dance and smile again. We’ve also had problems with repeatedly canceled festivals. For example our concerts in Czech Republic got canceled two years in a row. Hopefully we will be able to play there next year and the dark times will be over.

Thomas. At least it’s good for the local bands, being able to get more spots on line-ups of bigger events. Maybe festivals like Ostroda can get a more even mixture of local and international bands next year.

What about your band? Has the pandemic affected you negatively?

Thomas. It was also difficult for us because our saxophonist Bernard Lanis is from France and we had a lot of worries if he could get to our concerts in Germany and Poland. There was a time when he was not allowed to enter Germany and we couldn’t even rehearse. Even fairly recently around February we still had this law. Thankfully it has gotten better and now we’re allowed to travel.

What is the history of reggae and ska in East Germany?

Thomas. Ska took off in East Germany after Messer Banzani was formed in 1989 in Leipzig, even before reunification of Germany. They gave a concert in West Berlin a few months before the wall came down, it was then that people realized that there’s a scene – and demand – for ska in the communist half of Germany. The early 90s after reunification of Germany was a good time for ska, there were a lot of new bands and ska quartets popping up in East Germany. Ska was decently popular among people and a lot of new musicians wanted to play it.

Where does your band fit into this, how did you form?

Jens. Most of our band came to Dresden from West Germany. Only Thomas and Jurgen (bass) are from East Germany. We met there sort of by accident and decided to form a band. The 90s were a crazy time like that.

It’s been 27 years since Yellow Umbrella was formed. How did ska and reggae scenes change in Germany in that time?

Thomas. A lot happened in that time, it went through highs and lows. There was a time when reggae was commercially big, with artists like Seeed, Gentleman and Dr. Ring-Ding.

Jens. A lot of them also played here in Ostroda. The German and Polish reggae scenes have been very interconnected practically since the 90s. For example, our band has visited every major Polish city during our career, some during long tours across Poland. We’ve seen almost all of Poland by now, which is very cool.

Are there any highlights of your career that you are particularly proud of?

Jens. Being in Poland. Seriously. It’s really nice to travel with your music. This afternoon we were walking along the lake and it was such a nice feeling – it is pretty much a vacation for us. We wouldn’t have been here if we were not traveling with our music – bringing us to places that are very nice.

You are a group of seven. How do you organize your work when it comes to writing new songs?

Thomas. Jens writes the songs, writes down the ideas and sends them around. With the modern technology it’s relatively easy.

Jens. It’s fast and easy since I’m the main vocalist and I’m writing the lyrics for myself along with the chords. Then we work on the song together. Sometimes it’s very easy – we play a little and immediately get something we can play. Other times it can take years to finish a song. It took one of them eight years before it was ready. It’s the art of going from composing the song to arranging it and making it sound good.

What are your musical inspirations aside from reggae and ska? Got any favorite artists outside those genres?

Thomas. We are big fans of klezmer music and eastern european music, especially from Balkans and Russia. As for artists, I could name Fanfare Ciocarlia and Giora Feidman as some of our favorites.

Your band is also famous for publishing children’s books, featuring a reggae bunny. Where did this idea come from?

Thomas. We were thinking about doing something for kids for festival in Dresden. We started to play folk songs, kid songs, and reggae style songs. Then we started putting funny costumes on, making funny stuff on stage. Then an idea came to make a story and we needed a protagonist, who we named Boooo. We played like this for three years before someone said that we should write this down.

Jens. Lukasz Rusinek from Paprika Korps does the illustrations for these books. He’s a great friend of ours and one of the best illustrators and animators in reggae scene. Also all of us except Fritz have kids. Me, Thomas and Jurgen have three each.

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Ostróda Reggae Festival 2021

Ostróda Reggae Festival 2021 - Report

Ostróda Reggae Festival has always managed to bring its dedicated fanbase together. It was no different this year. And it might be no exaggeration to say that it now consists of four generations of people.

The COVID pandemic that we all continue to struggle with had to leave its mark on this event as well, in terms of attendance, artist line-up and festival organization.

Even though a lot of things were abnormal about this year, ORF continues to be the same festival at its core – full of love, tolerance and environmental awareness.

As per tradition, ORF managed to bring back a lot of artists that had performed there in the past. In fact, one of the festival’s highlight – Yellow Umbrella from Germany – returned after 15 years of absence and managed to completely fill Ostróda Amphitheatre with dancing fans.

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Also in the galleries: Johny Rockers, Dubska, Gutek, The Beat Rootz, Shashamane and the festival’s audience.

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Nigel Kennedy – Summer Jazz Festival Kraków 2021

Nigel Kennedy - "When I am 64"

Summer Jazz Festival Kraków – concert in Kiev Center

Nigel Kennedy once again played in his favorite polish City – Kraków. This time his concert was one of the main parts of Summer Jazz Festival. Starting the festival with such a big name was an excellent choice on the organizers’ part – as usual Kennedy gave a marvellous performance, serving excellent music along with a pinch of good humour. Kiev Cinema, which housed the concert, has once again become Kraków’s center of jazz.

The first thing that got our attention once the artist stepped onto the stage was his footwear – garish yellow Adidas with white soles, contrasting with the remainder of his wardrobe, which was dominated by dark colours. But it soon became clear that these boots were perfectly suited for Nigel’s dynamic performance, full of foot stamps cushioned by the thick soles. The artist did not stop for even a moment, continuously moving across the stage with great fervor.

Nigel Kennedy’s charm had little trouble earning the public’s favor, helped all the more by his strong accent. His fans from Kraków were overjoyed during moments where the musician spoke in Polish language and talked about his love for the city of Kraków. The audience returned the favor with numerous and long standing ovations. A good indicator of love between him and his Polish fans would be the fact that almost all available seats were filled, despite the difficult situation during pandemic.

The motto of this concert, as well as the summer tour it was a part of, was “When I’m 64” – referencing The Beatles. Nigel Kennedy presented a wide variety of his discography – old and new alike. Kennedy also played a few compositions of Krzysztof Komeda, including “My ballad”, as well as Jimmy Hendrix’s “Little wing” and “They can’t take that away from me”. Some songs had the artist abandon his violin in favor of an impressive piano, showcasing his versatility and virtuosity. Kennedy’s band, consisting of incredibly talented musicians, ensured a real musical treat in Kiev Cinema this evening.

Photos from the concert in Kiev Cinema, 10 July 2021:

Summer Jazz Festival Kraków 2021

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